« I'm constantly grateful to get to paint »
German painter Andreas Scholz was born in 1955 in Waldbröl near Bonn. From 1976 to 1980, he studied at the Advanced Technical College for Art and Design in Cologne as a master student of Prof. Sovâk. In 1980, he received a scholarship from the WDR Cologne and in 1983 a sponsorship prize from the Kölnischer Kunstverein. Today he acts as a volunteer lecturer at the Hektor Children's Academy and creates his harmonious landscape paintings and still lifes as a freelance artist.
Against the Trend
Andreas Scholz already developed his passion for landscape painting during his studies. Contrary to the New Wild Painting movement of the 1980's, he realized that irony or cynicism ought to have no place in his paintings. Instead, he drew inspiration from artists such as Ivan Iwanowitsch Schischkin and Giovanni Segantini, leading him to create his dreamy landscape paintings, which evoke a sense of well-being in the viewer, back then already.Lire la suite
Pictures Created using Traditional Master Techniques
In search of the motifs for his paintings, Andreas Scholz explores lakes, forests or canyons, goes swimming or hiking there. The artist starts by photographing or filming the architecture of the place during different times of the day. He uses the recordings like sketches or preliminary studies. Later on, he uses acrylic and oil paint to transmit what he sees in several shades of bright yellow, lush green and crystal-clear blue. In his pictures, Andreas Scholz captures the intricacies of nature, such as the shadow of a tree or the reflection of light in such a realistic way, that the viewer has a déjà-vu experience. Thus, viewing the works evokes memories of a past walk on a beautiful spring day.
An Internationally Recognized Artist
Over the last 40 years, Andreas Scholz has exhibited his works at innumerable solo and group exhibitions throughout Germany, Russia, Switzerland, France, Austria, India, Belgium and the USA. Among the venues are the Art Frankfurt, the KUNSTKÖLN, the art moscow, Galerie Burkhard Eikelmann, Galerie Voigt, Galerie MAX 21 and many others.Masquer